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Gates of Neverdeath by RalphHorsley Gates of Neverdeath by RalphHorsley
Gates of Neverdeath

Dungeons & Dragons cover artwork.
© WOTC; D&D.

Acrylics, Approx 34" x 31"
Original artwork for sale.

"The Necromancer held the mighty crown aloft, with it's powers and his undead army he swore he'd be unstoppable..."

I have written an entry on my blog [link] detailing the creation of this painting, including preparatory sketches and the cover mockup.

I was asked to create an image that placed the viewer at the heart of the piece - as if they were being actively engaged by the undead. I chose a low viewpoint and forced perspective to emphasise the central viewing position as the focus of the piece.

In addition the majority of the painting has a limited palette, meaning that the Necromancer's red robes really pop and bring him into sharp focus.
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unicaja Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
impressive!
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Whoa awesome!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
Your welcome
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Bigslam27 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Fish eye lens?? Nice!!
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

yes - sort of.

 

Thanks :)

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MariMuller Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
You are an incredible artist thankyou.
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very kind of you - Thanks :)
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great job =D
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:iconralphhorsley:
RalphHorsley Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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